Vangueria

noun
Van·​gue·​ria | \ vanˈg(w)irēə \

Definition of Vangueria

: a genus of tropical African and Asiatic trees or shrubs (family Rubiaceae) having axillary clusters of small whitish flowers with five stamens and a 3- to 5-celled ovary and drupaceous fruit

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History and Etymology for Vangueria

New Latin, from Malagasy voa-vanguer, a tree of the genus + New Latin -ia

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“Vangueria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Vangueria. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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